Breakthrough marks end of Bumblebee’s journey

October 06, 2020

The cool morning air was filled with excitement in a clearing near the intersection of Lexington Road and Grinstead Drive on the morning of September 22. After 21 months of carving its way through four miles and 625,000 tons of rock 18 stories underground, the Bumblebee machine had just thirty feet to go to complete the path of the Waterway Protection Tunnel under Louisville.

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Virtual event focuses on utilities jobs

October 02, 2020
Utilities jobs

Interested in a career in the utilities sector? 

Then plan to attend the Utility Workforce Development – Sharpening Your Skills virtual event from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13. Participants will get an introduction to local utilities, learn of current and upcoming job opportunities, gain workforce readiness skills, and learn about available resources available from community partners.

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Parrott appointed co-chair of Equity in Contracting and Procurement Task Force

September 10, 2020
Task force

MSD Executive Director Tony Parrott has been appointed by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer to help lead a newly launched effort to close the city’s racial wealth gap. Parrott and LG&E and KU Energy Chief Executive Officer Paul Thompson are co-chairs of the Equity in Contracting and Procurement Task Force the mayor created Wednesday by executive order.

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Tony Parrott re-appointed to USEPA board

August 14, 2020

MSD Executive Director Tony Parrott is one of 13 returning members of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB). Joining these returning members are the incumbent Chair and 19 newly appointed members.

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River Sweep CANCELED

August 05, 2020
River Sweep

Because of COVID-19, the 31st annual River Sweep scheduled for Sept. 12 has been canceled. Check back soon for information on how you can still organize and get support for small group cleanups.

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EWRAP offers financial assistance to MSD customers

July 27, 2020

Low-income households may qualify for a 10-percent sewer bill discount under a new Emergency Wastewater Rate Assistance Program (EWRAP) offered by MSD. Aimed at providing relief for households struggling financially during the coronavirus pandemic, the EWRAP discount is effective August 1, 2020. It will run through July 31, 2021.

EWRAP applicants must be Jefferson County residents who are named MSD customers receiving metered water service to a property used solely as a principal noncommercial residence and are not receiving the MSD Senior Citizen Discount.

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Shawnee Park CSO Basin named 'Infrastructure Gamechanger' by ASCE

July 14, 2020
Shawnee Park

National praise continues to roll in for Louisville MSD’s innovative Shawnee Park Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Basin project. The project, also known as the Southwestern Parkway CSO Basin, was named last week as one of twelve new “Infrastructure Gamechangers” by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

“These latest Infrastructure Gamechangers showcase innovative solutions to complex problems and demonstrate some of the ways civil engineers are thinking creatively to modernize our nation’s infrastructure,” said ASCE President K.N. Gunalan.

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Louisville MSD reaffirms its commitment to Supplier Diversity and Community Benefits programs 

June 12, 2020

Louisville MSD relaunches its Supplier Diversity Program with higher goals of inclusiveness for minority- and women-owned businesses based on results of a disparity study, which will improve the diversity of firms that receive MSD contracts and create community benefits in neighborhoods where MSD is working. 

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Harrods Creek repair work complete

June 10, 2020
Harrods Creek

Repair work is complete on the two previously broken sewer lines under Harrods Creek in Prospect. Both lines, along with a third installed during the repair, are now in operation.

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